A Patriots Star is Porn

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A Patriots Star is Porn

To be honest, I always pegged Logan Mankins as the current Patriot most likely to try his hand at porn. In the industry, I assumed, he'd be known only as Mutton Chops, and would create and star in a mustache ride franchise that would revolutionize pornography as we know it.

But if I had to pick a second Patriot to someday dabble in the erotic arts, I guess it would have been Rob Gronkowski. At the very least, I figured it was only a matter of time before an amateur video surfaced on the Internet and led to Gronk's partner landing a reality show and her own fragrance line. You know, the American dream.

Anyway, I'm sure you've heard the news by now, but apparently there's a website that's very interested in expediting Gronk's path to Pornville and there's absolutely nothing amateur about their offer.

That's right. The New York Post reports that Sex.com has offered to match Gronk's 2014 base salary 3.75M!! if he'll film a legitimate porn with former lady friend Bibi Jones.

As you might imagine, the GronkPornTitles hashtag is already up and running and there are definitely a few good ones. Early favorites include "The Patriot Lay" (@PatriotsXLVIII), "Show Me Your TDs" (@DeannaMarieRVA) and "Two Girls, One Gronk" (@rengo20).

That last one is contingent on finding another actress and I know this is out of left field but what do you guys think about Betty White?

Maybe Dame Judi Dench?

I don't know. I'm not sure what kind of budget Sex.com is working on and certainly don't know what Dame andor Betty would charge for that sort of thing. But one thing I do know is that Sex.com sees some real porn potential in Rob Gronkowski.

According to the site's press release, Gronk has the attitude to be a hugely popular male adult star.

And you know what? I agree. I say Gronk should give it a whirl. For 3.75M? Why not.

As long as he makes sure that there's plenty of padding on and around that forearm.

Otherwise, some folks around Boston will be pretty steamed.

Rich can be reached at rlevine@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Rich on Twitter at http:twitter.comrich_levine

Gronkowski says he has 'no doubt' he'll be ready for start of next season

Gronkowski says he has 'no doubt' he'll be ready for start of next season

When it comes to projecting Rob Gronkowski's health, it's been best to steer clear of absolutes. There have been too many injuries, too many surgeries, to predict exactly how he'll feel months in advance. 

Still, in speaking with ESPN's Cari Champion recently, he said he had "no doubt" he'll be ready for Week 1 of the 2017 regular season. 

"Yes, for sure," he replied when asked if he expected to be good to go. 

Gronkowski also fielded a question about his long-term future in the sit-down. Lately it's been his coach Bill Belichick and his quarterback Tom  Brady who receiver all the life-after-football queries, but Gronkowski, 27, was asked how much longer he'd like to play. 

"I’m not really sure," he said. "I mean, I still love playing the game, and as of right now, I want to play as long as I possibly could play. My mindset is to keep on going."

Gronkowski landed on season-ending injured reserve in December after undergoing a procedure on his back -- his third back surgery since 2009. He's had nine reported surgeries -- including procedures on his knee, forearm and ankle -- since his final year at the University of Arizona. 

Gronkowski doesn't think Goodell can visit Gillette: 'The fans are nuts'

Gronkowski doesn't think Goodell can visit Gillette: 'The fans are nuts'

At this point, there may be no getting out of it.

Roger Goodell chose to visit Atlanta twice in as many weeks during its run to a Super Bowl, and in the process he opted not to check in at Gillette Stadium for either the Divisional Round or the AFC title game. But once the Patriots won Super Bowl LI, many felt as though Goodell would simply have no choice but to attend the 2017 regular-season opener in Foxboro. 

There are those who are itching to have him visit. There are those who hope he stays away. In an interview with ESPN, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski didn't put himself in either camp, but he seemed to suggest that it might not be the best idea for the commissioner to show his face in New England.

"To tell you the truth, I really don’t think so," Gronkowski said when asked if Goodell could come back to Foxboro any time soon. "The fans are nuts, they’re wild, and they have the Patriots’ back no matter what. They have Tom’s back. I’m telling you, he won’t get through the highway if the fans saw him. I don’t even think he can even land in the airport in Boston because Patriot fans are the best fans, they’re the most loyal fans. I’m telling you, they might just carry out Roger themselves. They couldn’t even get to the stadium in Foxboro if he landed in Boston."

Goodell hasn't been to Gillette Stadium since Deflategate, but he said during Super Bowl week that he'd be happy to visit if he was invited.